Photo: Justin Walker; Styling: Kaitlyn Du Ross
Hands-on Time
20 Mins
Total Time
20 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 fillet and about 1/2 cup corn mixture)

Be sure to buy fresh, never-frozen fish, summer corn on the cob and in the husks, and your favorite bacon. Applewood-smoked bacon is more subtle than hickory or mesquite and won't clobber all of the other ingredients. Just a spritz of fresh lime juice brings the flavors into perfect balance.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Sprinkle fish evenly with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Add fish to pan; sauté 4 minutes on each side or until golden and cooked to desired degree of doneness. Remove fish from pan; keep warm.

Step 2

Reduce heat to medium. Add bacon to pan; cook 4 minutes or until crisp. Remove bacon from pan; crumble. Add corn to drippings in pan; cook 3 minutes or until beginning to brown, stirring occasionally. Stir in butter; cook 1 minute or until butter melts. Stir in crumbled bacon and green onions. Serve with lime wedges.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews


August 04, 2015
Fresh corn is a must. Would have come out better if I was more patient with getting the bacon crisp.  The corn saute needed salt and pepper.


August 03, 2015
I bought a really nice, fresh piece of halibut from our local fish monger and that makes this recipe. The bacon/corn saute is really easy and good. I made 2 slices of bacon and the whole recipe of corn, etc. for the 2 of us.

stellacorona's Review

August 01, 2014
very good meal. used mahi mahi. (with some old bay as suggested). cooked the bacon on the grill burner for odor purposes, while i grilled the corn. the lime was a nice addition. diced tomatoes would probably be good in the salad. daughter liked.

tnwalsh's Review

June 14, 2014
The bacony corn is awesome - have used it as a side dish with other protein. Made this with halibut the first time and then with other less pricy fish. I did add some Old Bay to the fish for a little kick.

ConnieZener's Review

March 18, 2014

daneanp's Review

January 19, 2014
Really great - couldn't find halibut (out of season) so I used some beautiful tilapia I got at Costo. It was a good substitute. DD wanted more bacon, natch. Quick and easy to prepare and very elegant looking on the plate. I would definitely serve this to guests. We had steamed broccoli on the side.

tpetricini's Review

October 02, 2013
Amazing recipe for so few ingredients, and so easy! It was one of my all-time favorites. How can so much flavor be packed into one dish?! I used tilapia, also. Wonderful!

gpatch's Review

September 28, 2013
Don't skip the lime; it adds a splash of flavor that's just the right touch.

steponme's Review

August 15, 2013
I didn't find anything special about the dish, in fact it was a little bland and in need of spicing up!

TCUnurse's Review

August 13, 2013
Seasoned fish with old bay seasoning which gave it more flavor than salt and pepper. Added halved grape tomatoes to the saute and used yellow onion since that is what I had on hand